If your new home requires roof repairs beyond your scope of DIY expertise, and professional estimates are astronomical, you may need to consider replacing your roof altogether. There are roofs to consider for your residential family home, particularly since the Pacific Northwest’s notoriously wet and chilly weather can age a roof significantly faster than in other areas of the country. Among the most common are asphalt, wood and metal. Consider the differences of each type of roofing material below:
Which type of roof is tops?
Asphalt shingles, the most commonly used shingle, come in two varieties: Organic shingles, which consist of a wood base that is saturated with asphalt and coated with colored mineral granules, and fiberglass shingles, which consist of a fiberglass mat, with top-and-bottom layers of asphalt and mineral granules.
Wood shingles and shakes made from cedar, redwood, southern pine are popular in the Northwest but some codes limit the use of wood shingles and shakes because of fire concerns. Many wood shingles and shakes only have Class C fire ratings or no ratings at all.
Metal shingles (or more accurately, panels) typically simulate traditional roof coverings, such as wood shakes, or tile. Metal roofing has unparalleled longevity, is relatively lightweight, is resistance to adverse weather and can be remarkably aesthetically pleasing.
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